Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age.  In the U.S., 15 percent of adults over the age of 18 (37.5 million people), report having trouble hearing.  Of adults aged 65-74,  25 percent have a disabling hearing loss, and 50 percent of adults over the age of 75 have a disabling hearing loss. Of babies born in the U.S., 2-3 of every 1,000 have a detectable hearing loss in at least one ear.

Below are 4 types of hearing loss. Choose one and write a 1 – 2 page essay.  Include the following information in your essay. 

How many people in the US has the hearing loss
The cause or risk factors
Symptoms/How does it effect a person’s auditory perception
Treatment options
Important guidelines to follow:

Required font: Arial, 12 point
Required formatting: Double-spaced
Required length: 1 page (minimum)
When using outside sources (other than your textbook), you must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your essay.

Types of Hearing Loss (Choose 1)

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Loss

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss



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